So it’s no wonder that Asian Americans, namely those from East Asian lineage, have turned to social media to air their grievances in the past months alone.From Hollywood’s rampant white wash of characters, to speaking up about the lack of Asian faces in TV and films, woke blogs like seem to keep individuals and media enterprises in check.Nearly every man has yellow fever, even though I personally don’t like this expression, because it implicates that being attracted to Asian women is a sickness, a perverse fetish.Isn’t it ironic that we men are labeled as liberal-minded, tolerant and progressive, when we say that we are attracted to women from races that are not so popular on the dating market, but we are automatically creepy perverts with psychological issues, when we say that we are attracted to Asian girls?My friend scrolls through the photos of a man on Facebook.
SEE ALSO: As an Asian American, I am invisible in this country After all, throughout the past few decades, American culture has attempted to completely castrate Asian American men and their masculine identities.SJ touches on the many assumptions people have about Asian women, from how they look and speak to who they are dating and related to. Luckily, now I can just refer to these handy lessons anytime I wonder things like, “Do I really have to explain that two Asian people can happen to be in the same place at the same time, and no, the Asian woman I am standing near is not my sister? And I honestly can't believe it, but apparently that is still the world we live in!) are, of course, based in stereotypes and microaggressions.It's a reminder of how much our words and actions — and being As an Asian woman, if you are standing near another Asian woman, she's your sister!If you're standing near an Asian man, he's your dad or boyfriend!The term is most commonly ascribed to white men who seem to only ever date Asian women. According to data collected from online dating sites, all men except Asians prefer to romantically pursue Asian women.